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 Tuesday, 19-April-2005  02:55:58 (GMT +10) - by Agg

ACRyan claim to have reinvented the round cable with their Roundcable2-FX. FlatXtension for best cable management from 1st drive to 2nd drive. For that short trip from the 1st drive to 2nd drive, FlatXtension is the best way to go - no twisting, no extra loops - just straighforward flat, flushed cable. More info here.

Altech announced that the ABIT Radeon X850 has landed down under. The X850 chipset represents a quantum leap in video card technology delivering the best quality gameplay while delivering blistering performance. More info and a card pic here.

ATI, speaking of which, sent a huge pile of marketing info about their latest video chipsets. This is part of their "ATI Tech Day" event, the most important bit being this 4MB PDF full of info. More info on the X700, X800/X800XL and X850 on the various product sites.

ASUS announced the P5ND2-SLI Deluxe motherboard series. Although nVIDIA's nForce4 SLI - Intel Edition chipset claims to support only DDR2 667/533, ASUS engineers have successfully unleashed its true potential. The P5ND2-SLI Deluxe motherboard series offers native DDR2 720 memory module, avoiding bottleneck when overclocking both the CPU and memory. More info in a 77kb DOC here.

Kingmax released Mars DDRII 667 memory. In terms of technical specifications, Mars DDRII 667 is equipped with up to 8.6GB/s memory bandwidth and fully supports Prescott/Tejas 1067MHz FSB and direct integration of ODT technology increases system stability. With a low 1.8 volts of working voltage that cuts power consumption by 50%, the Mars DDRII 667 can run at JEDEC standard 4-4-4-12 latency timings, making it the perfect support for all new-generation DDRII high-speed computers. More info in a 330KB DOC here.

VIA released Linux driver source packages. Of particular interest to the growing number of Linux enthusiasts and customers utilizing VIA EPIA mainboards, is the source for the S3 Graphics UniChrome family display driver for version 2.6.x kernels. More info here.

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